CindyÕs new first-floor sunroom and sewing room (at center) connects the Colby section of the house on the left with the Griffith portion of the house on the right. The new second-floor sunroom also connects the two houses.
This parlor is located on the main floor of the Griffith Tavern section of the house. It includes a full bathroom and a walk-in closet, so it could be used as an ownerÕs suite. The door at the back left leads to a large mudroom with cabinetry the Fords recycled from their old kitchen.
A powder room is tucked beneath the staircase in the entry hall of the Griffith section of the house. The china cabinet features small pieces of china the Fords found on the Griffith Tavern grounds in Harrison County; they have since purchased full pieces of china with matching patterns.
The Fords collected china pieces from the grounds of both properties (this one from Colby Tavern) and purchased matching pieces of china to display with the original finds.
The original three-story staircase from the Griffith Tavern was reconstructed and is the focal point of the Griffith Tavern section of the home.
This is the living room on the main floor of the Colby section of the house.
China matched from pieces found on the Colby Tavern grounds are displayed in a bookcase in the entrance hall of the Colby section.
Items displayed in the taproom include a Colonial tavern mug with two handles so the drink could be shared.
The formal dining room is whatÕs left of the portion of the original Colby Tavern built in 1813. Before they rebuilt the Griffith, the Fords had used this room as a guest bedroom.
Five years ago, the Fords removed a porch off their small kitchen and enlarged the space to include a breakfast area.
The Fords added a first-floor sunroom, which serves as CindyÕs sewing room, to the right wing of the Colby Tavern structure, so it could serve as the connector to the new Griffith Tavern part of the house.
The FordsÕ second-floor bedroom is in the Colby section of their house. It had been a ballroom during the Colby Tavern days.
This blue bedroom, which includes a full bath, is one of two guest suites in the second-floor section of the Griffith Tavern part of the house.
A taproom was created in the basement of the Griffith section. Although the original structure had only an unfinished cellar, an original fireplace from the Griffith has been reconstructed here.
Damaged spindles from the original Griffith Tavern staircase were saved and repurposed as taproom cage bars.
On the second floor, the Fords added a small glassed-in sunroom with a deck. The sunroom connects the Griffith section to their ownersÕ suite in the Colby part of the house.
The front view of the Colby Tavern part of the FordsÕ home was originally the rear of the building. Their enlarged kitchen is on the far left and the new sunroom and sewing room is on the far right.
Cindy Ford with pet Dobermans Boudi (left) and Loki